City of Salisbury Training Room…Introduction to ArcIMS 9.1 (ESRI Authorized Course) Two day course taught by Thad Tilton, ESRI Authorized Instructor at the City of Salisbury Training Room, ESRI Authorized Partner Education Center.  December 8-9, 2005 for $700.00/person…more info

University of South Carolina’s Geography Department has now added to their single day short course program authorized ESRI training classes.  These classes are multi-day and result in an ESRI certificate being awarded.  The combined web site for all course listings is: . 

USC now offers authorized ESRI training opportunities along with their short course series on GIS and ESRI software topics.  Visit a combined listing at: or the USC short course schedule at:  For additional information contact Wm. Lynn Shirley at 803-777-4590 or [email protected].

UNC Charlotte Map Out Your Career – Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Program.  January 28 – March 19, 2005.  A geographic information system (GIS) is defined as a comprehensive database for information tied to a location, with an integrated set of tools for querying, analyzing and displaying information.  Continuing Education is offering this program in collaboration with the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences.  Map your future with this 70-hour comprehensive training program focused on GIS applications.  Format is five Friday/Saturday blocks.

The list of fields currently using GIS is growing rapidly, making GIS analysis one of today’s hottest career paths.  The number of professionals using GIS as a part of their job in the U.S. has risen to around 450,000.  Position yourself to build a career in the global GIS workforce.   To register, visit

ESRI’s Virtual Campus has a deal for those of you who are interested in learning more about ArcGIS but don’t necessarily have the time or $$ to head to Charlotte for a week. Currently you can register for the Migrating from ArcView GIS 3.x to ArcView 8 class completelyfree! This is not a one module deal. You can take all of the class modules without paying a thing!  more info….

Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC is offering programs for both academic credit and professional certification. Greenville Tech is the first and only school to bring a Geomatics Technology two-year associate degree program to SC.  We are preparing to come to your area to offer this degree by becoming a SC Center for Geomatics Technology.  To help us, we would like you to fill out this survey (linked below) to support this project.  A free class will be offered to three people who respond to the survey.